Nope. Not many rooms do in college. It's no big deal though, my room in z is less than a metre from the bathroom, and I only share it with 4 people.
Most of staircase 4 is ensuite, you get a sink and a bath. Shower is shared between your corridor-mates.
Oh and this year some freshers were put in Z annexe, most of which are ensuite and have showers.
Don't worry about it though. living in college isn't like being in a hotel where you know nobody around you. the people you live around you'll get to know really well and so sharing a bathroom is no biggie.
They're also refurbishing the Typewriter this year so all rooms will be ensuite next year - but they're still an unknown quantity really. I have emailed accomodation office so I can get updated details to put on the rooms database for the web site!
Last edited by davidt; 04-01-2008 at 17:26.
Shameless JCR plug there David!
(Original post by davidt)
Also on a different subject I'm this year's JCR webmaster and I'm current redoing the jcr web site - once finished you guys should be able to log on and see loads of pics etc of student life here, plus you will be able to look up your room and see what it's like!
On the other points on this forum, traditionally, IIRC, 1st years go in the Typewriter (New Court) apart from matric offer holders who got nicer rooms in Z to treat them. However, if New Court (which used to be a dump) turns out to be nicer once they've done it all out then maybe this rule will change.
But sharing bathrooms, as David says, is no big deal at all. I'm in Third Court and have to share with about 11 people but you really don't notice it after about a day and its rare that you will be in there with another person anyway, even in the mornings. And I certainly prefer my room and its location to being on the otherside of college with an ensuite (plus it's cheaper). But that maybe just me!
The only annoying thing is for people in First Court who have to cross the whole court for a shower in the library building (mad I know). But these are all scholars' rooms so won't affect you until your second year (if you get a first!)
Last edited by Rich_b; 04-01-2008 at 19:48.